Introducing the 3rd Soke:
My name is Tsukasa Mabuni. My grandfather is Kenwa Mabuni, the founder of Shito-Ryu. My father, Kenzo Mabuni, succeeded as the 2nd Soke of Shito-Ryu when my grandfather passed away in 1952.
Continuing with Budo tradition, I have succeeded the role of 3rd Soke of Shito-Ryu, upon the recent passing of my father.
The organization of Shito-Ryu International Karate Do Kai will continue on with the same objectives. I urge all Shito-Ryu Karate-ka worldwide to support the organization which my grandfather founded. The same organization which my father developed as an international entity teaching Seito, or authentic, Shito-Ryu.
I met many of you at the 2005 Shito-Ryu International Championships in Osaka in July 2005. I look forward to meeting you all again, and meeting those I did not see this year, sometime soon in the future.
Soke of Shito-Ryu
Excerpt from Shito-Ryu International Karate Do Kai Website